National Palace Museum & Zhishan Garden [Taipei, Taiwan]

 The National Palace Museum is found in the Shilin district of Taipei and houses one of the largest collections of ancient Chinese art in the world (over 600,000 pieces). The collection spans nearly 10,000 years from early Neolithic history to the end of the Manchu Dynasty in 1912. In 2013, the museum was ranked 7th on the list of most visited art museums in the world.

The Zhishan Garden is found within the National Palace Museum compound and contains Chinese style ponds, statues and wooden pavilions.

There are no photographs allowed inside the museum and you’ll likely be asked to check over-sized bags at the service counter. It’s still worth bringing along your camera to get some shots of Zhishan Garden and the exterior of the museum.

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For more information:

National Palace Museum

http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/

National Palace Museum: Zhishan Garden

http://www.npm.gov.tw/exh96/chih-shan/index3_en.html

Travel China Guide

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/taiwan/museum.htm

Taiwan: The Heart of Asia

http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002090&id=2751